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Military looks to place quick forces after Libya

...in Libya last September kept U.S. armed forces from responding in time to save four Americans.Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Thursday that they moved...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-02-08/military-looks-place-quick-forces-aft
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Senators: Hagel would face tough confirmation

...he's going to get many Republican votes," Graham said.Hagel, 66, is considered the leading candidate to replace Leon Panetta at the Pentagon, although a number of GOP senators have expressed reservations about a nomination. Their concerns...

http://juneauempire.com/2012-12-24/senators-hagel-would-face-tough-confirmation
US general sought larger US force in Afghanistan

...Afghanistan after combat troops leave by Dec. 31, 2014. At a NATO meeting in Brussels, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta acknowledged the range being considered, but noted that no final decision has been made.Panetta said that most allied...

http://juneauempire.com/lolita-c-baldor/2013-03-06/us-general-sought-larger-us-f
NATO order changes way it will fight Afghan war

...since the beginning of the year, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta argued that the attacks do not mean the Taliban are getting stronger. "I think what it indicates is that they are...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-09-19/nato-order-changes-way-it-will-fight-
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Satellite imagery shows NKorea missile activity

...more pressure on the close allies as the North seeks recognition as a nuclear power.Last month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said North Korea continues to prepare for such tests, and the North, angered by Washington's recent agreement to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-13/satellite-imagery-shows-nkorea-missile-
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In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...public its recommendations to Obama about the size or timing of next year's drawdown. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said recently that NATO and the Afghan government intend to begin the final phase of transition by the mid to latter...

http://juneauempire.com/patrick-quinn/2012-12-24/afghan-taliban-birthplace-us-tr
Taliban attack trends: Never mind

...that the Afghans could take on more of the fighting burden.Last Tuesday, on his final day as defense secretary, Leon Panetta indicated that he was disappointed in the mix-up. The Pentagon on Tuesday said it was leaving it to ISAF to explain...

http://juneauempire.com/robert-burns/2013-03-06/taliban-attack-trends-never-mind
Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

...public and only limited ability to secure their land, air and sea borders.The report also cites Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as saying that the 2011 withdrawal of American troops from Iraq weakened U.S. influence in Baghdad. Washington is...

http://juneauempire.com/lara-jakes/2013-03-06/too-much-money-spent-iraq-too-few-
Historic visit to Libya by Pentagon chief

TRIPOLI, Libya - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said "the torch of freedom" has passed to the Libyan people and he pledged during a historic visit Saturday to Tripoli that the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2011-12-18/historic-visit-libya-pentagon-chief
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Keeping base closures isn't about economy, but security

...being considered by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, I was reminded of an address given a few years ago by Leon Panetta, White House Chief of Staff under President Clinton and a former Congressman from Monterey, Calif. His topic then...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071305/opi_20050713002.shtml
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